Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)

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Party
Democratic
District
52: County of Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2019
Committees
Appropriations, General Laws, Rules
Website
delegatetorian.com
Copatroning Habits
67% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 87% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
25% in 2019
From the Legislator’s Website

Protecting Virginia care workers: Special Session recap

October 27, 2020
Inspired by constituent input, my office has been advocating for Virginia’s care workers since early this past summer; When we keep providers healthy and financially stable, we’re also protecting the more at-risk Virginians they serve. The 2020 Special Session presented an opportunity to not only speak up for these essential workers, but to create positive […] The post Protecting Virginia care workers: Special Session recap appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 9

October 17, 2020
The General Assembly passed its reworked biennial budget this week. On Wednesday House Bill 5005, the budget bill, was officially sent into “conference committee” before a funding package reconciling any differences between the House and Senate spending plans could be released. The House and Senate voted in favor of that unified budget on Friday evening. […] The post Update from Special Session Week 9 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 8

October 11, 2020
The House of Delegates met this past Wednesday to pass a number of bills and send all remaining legislation to “conference committees.” We are much closer now to completing the work of this Special Session. Here are some of the bills passed this week: HB5029 from Delegate Delores McQuinn to mandate a law enforcement officer […] The post Update from Special Session Week 8 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 7

October 3, 2020
The House of Delegates passed our reworked biennial budget this past Tuesday. Read more about this major development in the 52nd district October newsletter or see news coverage. Legislative Progress On Friday the House of Delegates had a full day of voting in virtual session. Some notable bills that received final approval Friday: HB5046 from […] The post Update from Special Session Week 7 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

52nd District October Newsletter

October 1, 2020
Special Session 2020 is continuing into October; read about our progress below and find all my weekly updates from Special Session at delegatetorian.com/category/special-session-2020/. Meanwhile, it’s a great time to vote early! The General Assembly has passed a slate of new voter access laws since the last election that make voting – and voting in a pandemic […] The post 52nd District October Newsletter appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

House of Delegates Passes Budget

September 29, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reworked biennial budget funds criminal justice reform; education and health care priorities RICHMOND, VA – On Tuesday the Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 5005 by a vote of 58-40. House Appropriations Chair Luke Torian issued the following statement: Last March this body passed a historic budget, funding bold investments in […] The post House of Delegates Passes Budget appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 6

September 27, 2020
I hope you are enjoying the first days of fall. In the Virginia General Assembly this past week, the Appropriations Committee reported its updated budget while the House continues to review Senate bills. See below for more details on the newly released budget, which will be voted on by the full House of Delegates on […] The post Update from Special Session Week 6 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

House Appropriations Committee Reports Budget

September 25, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, VA – On Friday the House Appropriations Committee reported House Bill 5005. Changes to the biennial budget, originally passed in March, were necessary to account for the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for criminal justice reform. The General Assembly had first frozen most new spending in the Fiscal Year […] The post House Appropriations Committee Reports Budget appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 5

September 20, 2020
It is now the “crossover” period, when the House and Senate vote on the other chamber’s bills and the work of Special Session is almost finalized. Unfortunately, the Senate voted down or significantly altered positive legislation passed by the House, such as paid quarantine leave and criminal justice reform measures. Some good news is that […] The post Update from Special Session Week 5 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

Update from Special Session Week 4

September 12, 2020
I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day. The House of Delegates has largely completed its consideration of House Bills since returning to work on Tuesday. Next week we will be voting on more bills sent to us from the Senate as we begin to wrap up this Special Session. Elections Budget Governor […] The post Update from Special Session Week 4 appeared first on Delegate Luke Torian.

These are all of the video clips of Luke Torian’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 9 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB29: Budget Bill.
  • HB30: Budget Bill.
  • HB1246: Commonwealth of Virginia Higher Educational Institutions Bond Act of 2020; created.
  • HB1247: Capital outlay plan; updates six-year plan for projects.
  • HB1248: Capital outlay bill; timing of required submission.
  • HB1249: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; manufactured home park, termination due to sale of park, notice.
  • HB1250: Virginia Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB1251: Health insurance; definitions, payment to out-of-network providers, emergency services.
  • HB1495: Virginia Retirement System; retired law-enforcement officers employed as school resource officers.
  • HB5005: Budget Bill.
  • HR16: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR516: Virginia House of Delegates; salaries, contingent and incidental expenses.
  • HR571: Commending Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Semyon Vindman, USA, Ret.
  • HB2431: My Virginia Plan Program; multiple employer plan for private employers and their employees.
  • HB2432: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB2433: Family caregiver; tax credit.
  • HB2434: Manufactured home parks; sale of park, notice, rights of association.
  • HB2435: Virginia Public Procurement Act; local labor use requirement for certain construction contracts.
  • HB2436: Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.
  • HB2437: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB2474: Long-term care; expediting review of applications, report.
  • HB2475: Virginia Public Procurement Act; use of competitive negotiation for construction, etc.
  • HB2670: Dumfries, Town of; amending charter, town council elections, etc.
  • HB2685: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2795: Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; DSP may operate in or around a highway work zone.
  • HJ674: DVS & TAX; feasibility of exempting military retirement income from taxation, report.
  • HJ855: Commending Action in Community Through Service.
  • HJ977: Commending Paul B. Ebert.
  • HR283: Celebrating the life of John D. Jenkins.
  • HR284: Celebrating the life of John Harper.
  • HB1042: Absentee voting; counting military and overseas absentee ballots received after close of polls.
  • HB1044: School board; policies prohibiting abusive work environment, etc.
  • HB1045: Electronic toll collection devices; monthly statements, fees.
  • HB1046: School personnel; staffing ratios, school nurses.
  • HB1047: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; definition of manufactured home park.
  • HB1048: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Grant Fund; created.
  • HB1049: My Virginia Plan Program; establishes My Virginia Plan Board, creates Fund.
  • HB1050: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; sale of manufactured home park, notice to residents, penalties.
  • HB1332: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB1377: Epinephrine; possession and administration at outdoor educational programs.
  • HJ102: Military retirement income; exempt from taxation.
  • HJ103: Virginia Retirement System; CNU to study feasibility and merits of a plan.
  • HJ280: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Prince William County Chapter.
  • HB2195: School attendance officer; powers and duties.
  • HB2202: Employment; abusive work environment.
  • HB2203: Uniform Statewide Building Code; notice to residents of code violations.
  • HB2204: My Virginia Plan Program; created, retirement plans for employees of private employers.
  • HB2357: Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; eligibility.
  • HB2451: Professional and occupational licensing; restoration of rights.
  • HB826: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB827: Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines for school division policies and procedures.
  • HB828: TANF eligibility; drug-related felonies.
  • HJ119: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights
  • HJ159: Public transportation services; DRPT to evaluate study necessary to identify, etc.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB1998: State and federal programs; VRS shall convene a work group to review, etc.
  • HB1999: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2000: Elections; voter registration, early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB2001: MMIE projects; Virginia Public Building Authority authorized to finance certain activities.
  • HB2002: 'Jake brakes' or Jacobs brakes; local regulation.
  • HB2003: Virginia Public School Authority; loans to school boards for the acquisition of capital projects.
  • HB2004: School nurses; divisionwide ratio students in average daily membership.
  • HB2005: School Performance Report Card; instructional costs.
  • HB2006: School divisions; concussion policies and procedures; management plan.
  • HB2285: E-ZPass transponder; VDOT prohibited from charging monthly fees.
  • HJ628: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights.
  • HB685: Communications sales and use tax revenues; changes distribution.
  • HB686: Virginia Retirement System; retirees hired as school board security personnel.
  • HB687: Building Revitalization Grant Fund; created.
  • HB688: VRS; management of assets of nongovernmental investors.
  • HB689: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; lobbyist reports.
  • HB691: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB692: Absentee voting; allows qualified voters to vote absentee in person without an excuse.
  • HB693: Paper ballot; chief officer of election may provide when conditions at precinct necessitate use.
  • HB694: Voter registration; early registration for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • HB695: Concealed handgun permit; changes to types of firearms safety courses.
  • HB1101: Service districts; underground utilities.
  • HB1209: Family day homes; approval or denial of application by local government.
  • HJ107: Constitutional amendment; restoration of civil rights if person has served full sentence.
  • HJ402: Commending the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County chapter.
  • HJ403: Commending Earnie Porta.
  • HJ5004: Celebrating the life of Elizabeth Goode Gary.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1326: Concealed handgun permits; firearms safety courses.
  • HB2003: Income tax, state; recycled building rehabilitation tax credit.
  • HB2013: Early voting; any registered voter qualified to vote in election may vote in person.
  • HB2015: Paper ballot; voter entitled to cast when electronic system is available.
  • HB2016: Elections; extension of polling hours from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • HB2017: Mechanical and electronic voting devices; number required.
  • HB2172: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ904: Celebrating the Life of Robert K. Lehto.
  • HJ905: Celebrating the life of Emma Lorraine Musselman.
  • HJ906: Commending the Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • HR223: Celebrating the life of Betty Jane Varner.
  • HB403: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria.
  • HB404: Handheld personal communication devices; prohibits use while driving.
  • HB405: Planning commissions; appointments.
  • HB406: Incentives, local; local government to provide regulatory flexibility to defense contractors.
  • HB407: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB1226: Higher educational institutions; regulation of firearms.
  • HJ356: Celebrating the life of Kevin Timothy English.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2238: Prince William County Metrorail Improvement District; created.
  • HB2239: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts certain computer equipment and enabling software.
  • HB2240: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; criteria for awarding grants or loans from the Fund.
  • HB2241: Length of school term; minimum number of teaching days if closed due to bad weather.
  • HB2242: School divisions, local; annual notification of estimated average per pupil cost to put on website.
  • HB2243: School board policies; adopt policies which certain electronic records and signatures are accepted.
  • HB2244: Personal Property Tax Relief Act; transmission of certain information by DMV.
  • HB2245: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: IN REMEMBRANCE, APRIL 16, 2007.
  • HB2246: Tuition, in-state; certain civilian employees of Department of Defense employees shall pay.
  • HB2247: Repair of potholes on private property; localities to require on certain parking areas and roads.
  • HB2248: Public transportation service; obstructing operation of transit vehicle is Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • HB2388: Nursing homes & assisted living facilities; required to provide info. about family councils, etc.
  • HB298: Removal of motor vehicles; adds Prince William Co. to localities that may remove or immobilize.
  • HB299: Uniform Statewide Building Code; increases civil penalty.
  • HB1238: Higher educational institutions; crisis and emergency management.
  • HB1239: Tuition, in-state; certain Department of Defense employees as result of Base Realignment & Closure.
  • HB1271: Firearms; governing body of an educational institution has power to establish rules therefor.
  • HB1313: Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created.
  • HJ392: Commending Mt. Zion Baptist Church.